Sediments, Landscapes, Paleontology and Climate

Within the scope of sediments and landscapes, S&T’s research focuses on understanding the biostratigraphic and paleoceanographic implications of palynomorphs, micropaleontology and radioisotopic dating of geological structures exploring the timing of meteorite impacts; a pioneering paleolimnological study of Lake Izabal, the largest lake in Guatemala; and geohazard mapping while exploring the applicability of Lidar and Unmanned Aerial Surveys as high-resolution predictive tools in detecting emerging geomorphologic features. This multidisciplinary research at S&T will improve oil and gas exploration, paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic reconstructions, provide information for global disaster mitigation, and identify potential hazards related to landslides and earthquakes.

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Interested in discussing the research we are working on or learning more? Please contact:

Dr. Katherine Grote

Associate Professor, Geological Engineering

Research Interests

Groundwater and near surface geophysics, specifically in applying these techniques to promote sustainable agriculture and environmental protection.

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Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe

Professor, Geology and Geophysics

Research Interests

Palynology, biostratigraphy, sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and paleoclimatology.

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Dr. Jonathan Obrist Farner

Assistant Professor, Geology and Geophysics

Research Interests

Sedimentology, stratigraphy, basin analysis, petroleum geology, and paleolimnology.

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Dr. David Wronkiewicz

Associate Professor, Geology and Geophysics

Research Interests

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